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Rachael is an award-winning journalist and publishing professional with diverse experience across print, digital and broadcast media. Formerly a producer and reporter for Scottish Television, Rachael now works as editor for the New York Times best-selling author Mark Millar. She is also a freelance journalist and media consultant at various magazines, publishing houses and news agencies.
Editor for Mark Millar, the New York Times best-selling author, across all comic-book series within his creator-owned publishing company, Millarworld. Manage international teams of production staff, including writers, artists and designers, across several time zones and various book titles. Devise and enforce schedules and deadlines for writers, artists and designers. Plan book maps for singular issues and trade collections. Edit transcripts and check for continuity, spelling and grammatical errors. Check all pencil artwork for continuity errors. Check colours for continuity errors. Design book layout and write all content for editorial pages. Work with designers to create adverts and logos. Write all book jacket copy for trade and hardcover collections. Liaise with publishing houses to ensure books meet all technical and editorial specifications and are delivered to deadline. Assist in PR stunts, including an international treasure hunt, annual talent contest and various promotional campaigns.
Journalist for disability lifestyle magazine Enable and Scotland's No.1 student magazine, Source. Write sensitive interview features on disability and life-limiting illness. Create guides and informative articles on subjects relevant to the audience, such as accessible travel, benefits and equipment. Write articles for magazine website, create ‘trending’ pieces and click-bait articles to maximise site traffic. Assist in managing social media channels with audiences of 20,000+ Source fascinating stories, pitch relevant features and work closely with the editor around the magazine’s publishing schedule and advertising. Interview relevant celebrities for cover features and spreads. Produce informative articles and guides about subjects relevant to the audience, such as exam revision, student finance and wellbeing.
Online news journalist for global LGBT news agency. Write news, politics and click-bait list articles on LGBT-related subjects. Seize on trending topics, find viral stories and turn them around quickly. Maximise site traffic through use of SEO. Analyse data, work with influencers to boost traffic and tailor articles to achieve maximum clicks. Utilise Wordpress, Facebook, Tweetdeck and other social media channels to create and disseminate stories. Work with influencers to boost site traffic.
Reporter, researcher and presenter for Scottish Television’s Glasgow channel. Find fascinating stories for daily flagship magazine programme The Riverside Show; both for VTs and live sofa chats. Source, book and manage sofa guests, live chefs and bands. Pitch stories, check facts and deliver VTs for nightly show. Find interesting contributors, establish VT series and source relevant, entertaining stories across several TV programmes. Reporter for flagship magazine programme The Riverside Show, both live reporting and pre-recorded. Ensure all VTs adhere to Ofcom and STV guidelines and are checked before going to air. Presenter of weekly pre-recorded compilation show “See What You Missed” Relief weather presenter, Met Office trained Relief assistant producer for The Riverside Show
Producer of weekly, pre-recorded national cookery programme “Jak and Eddie’s Scottish Kitchen” starring Great British Menu finalist Jak O’Donnell and baker Eddie Boyle. Devise episode themes, working with chefs to create seasonal menus and visually exciting dishes. Script links for presenters. Brief presenters and oversee the filming and production of the show. Arrange shoots and filming locations for VTs, briefing video journalists and providing shot lists. Ensure episodes meet required technical and legal specifications and adhere to Ofcom guidelines. Work with scheduling department to declare music copyright and discuss sponsors. Manage a team of studio runners.
Content producer and live stream operator for hyperlocal news apps and websites. Features writer for STV’s community magazine websites. Write snappy web copy, listicles, Q and As to populate live-stream app. Create Vines, short-form video and GIFs for app. Collate third party and user-generated content. Operate live stream, populating it with up-to-date, engaging content Seize on trending topics to boost traffic and click-throughs. Write several daily features on Glasgow community issues. Manage STV Glasgow’s Going Out website. Utilise CMS for apps and websites.
Subjects: essential journalism (or reporting); essential journalism e-portfolio; essential media law and regulation; and essential journalism ethics and regulation plus at least three of the elective options achieving grades A-E in all modules plus a minimum 60 words per minute shorthand (90wpm reached)
The MA Multimedia Journalism is Scotland's leading journalism Masters. It's NCTJ & BJTC accredited; offers placements with BBC, STV, Record, and Herald; achieves 75%+ employment; & wins more Scottish Student Journalism Awards than any other Masters.
Awarded for a series of short films produced about mental health for The Riverside Show.
Awarded for a feature on refugee issues.
Awarded for a feature on refugee issues.
Winner of nationwide talent search for new writing.